3 New Lowrance Models

Discussion in 'Mapping & Navigation' started by mcnut, Jan 23, 2009.

  1. mcnut

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  2. rwamf

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    That new Sirerra looks like it is going to be bad ass, 4 gig intrernal memory and accepts micro SDHC up 32gig. accepts GPX file from the card,:clap and if they are like past Lowrance's it will not limit you to a measly 20 tracks at 500 points each like the Garmins.
    Accuterra™ high-resolution topographic maps , extensive outdoor trails and POIs, as well as NAVTEQ® road network for contiguous 48 states too:clap with Auto Routing
    Buttons and touch screen way cool:clap
    Video Player? ..... I see, now I can watch motorcycle shows while I wait for my buddies to catch up, okay I like that too.
    Built in speaker and a headphone jack,, Records and plays back voice notes to waypoints, finally:clap
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    But not out till may:(:
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    Will do a write up when I get it, :clap
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  4. Dr.Z

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  5. LowAndSilent

    LowAndSilent Still a newb

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    I'll let you guys know when more info comes out. My wife's company wrote the code for these models*.



    *That means I'll be forced to purchase one as well, since I don't have a GPS unit, and absolutely need a GPS unit.
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  6. Zecatfish

    Zecatfish XTique Rider

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    I got to get one too, so I can relay the information and share it wit hte guys I ride with. One is seriously considering replaced his Garmin 60c with one if its not all hype.

    I wish they had a release date. Heck its May already.
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  7. EmmEff

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    I'm in the market for a new handheld to replace my aging Garmin eTrex Vista (B&W). I have no experience with Lowrance but my first concern will be the availability and quality of Canadian maps (both topo and street). Anybody have first hand experience?
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  8. wbrisett

    wbrisett hmmm....

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    No experience, but this is the issue Canadians have with the DeLorme PN series. No Canadian maps, although I hear DeLorme is working on that part.

    Wayne
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  9. PbdBlue

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    From the specs it looks like it can store 30 tracks. I assume "plot trails" are the same as tracks in Garminese? Doesn't say how many points can be stored in each. Nice looking unit. In the description it says there is a ram mount available but I looked on the Ram website and they don't show it. Maybe not listed yet since the unit hasn't been released.
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  10. LowAndSilent

    LowAndSilent Still a newb

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    Yeah, no release date yet. They're still working on a few things. Don't know if it's hardware or software, or both.

    I'll ask the wifey and see what she can drum up to answer that.
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  11. Dranrab Luap

    Dranrab Luap E-Tarded Super Moderator

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    Most people like Lowrance up until the point they need customer service. Try calling each mfr's customer service just to get a feel for them.
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  12. rwamf

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    I have had to call them Twice about repair and the first time I shorted out my Handheld, I told them It was my fault and even then they sent me a NEW one free, The second one was I had a unit out of warranty and they told me the flat rate for repair , I decided to not repair it and just bought the newer improved model, about a month later they called me and asked if I was happy with their service I told them that I was and told them I just bought the new model instead, then they offered to fix my old one for free, so I sent it in and got a brand new unit in about a week.
    So to me their Customer service is Top Notch
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  13. LowAndSilent

    LowAndSilent Still a newb

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    Asked...didn't get the clearest answer. She doesn't handle non-auto GPS units, so all she could do was guess.

    She doesnt know how many points a trail plot can remember, nor did she get an answer out of anybody. I've searched and could not find anything.
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  14. Zecatfish

    Zecatfish XTique Rider

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    I asked this of someone else and they said they read someplace it was going to be 12,000 points per trail.
    If the new Lowrance handles trails anything like the IFINDER series, a route and trail are two different things.
    Like my my old Ifinder Pro has 100 trails and 9999 points each.
    But that's all conjecture till I can see it someplace official.
    Seems that it will hold 100 routes also, not sure on how many points a route can have though. I don't use the route feature much.
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  16. svwayne

    svwayne Been here awhile

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    Most people??? Really?? Any basis for this statement? Just trolling??

    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=9336887&postcount=282

    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=8617519&postcount=174

    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=457035&highlight=lowrance

    Poke around just a little and you can find a plethora of people that would say the same about other manufacturers.

    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=399544

    I have dealt with Lowrance customer service a few times over my 8 years of ownership of Lowrance products. No complaints from me. I shop the features/performance every few months. I've yet to see any other manufacturer that offers the quantity of features/performance for the price as Lowrance. Best value in GPSs as far as I'm concerned.
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  17. Dranrab Luap

    Dranrab Luap E-Tarded Super Moderator

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    No, not a troll at all. It is based on my personal experience with three lowrance units (marine) two of which failed in the warranty period. One that was replaced failed again shortly thereafter. Go to www.thehulltruth.com and do a search on Lowrance. Customer service with them and their product quality is not held in high regard.

    Based on feature and price they are fantastic while they work. My experience sends me elsewhere. My sincerest hope is that you continue to enjoy their products, that you don't ever need CS, and if you do that your experience is better than mine and many others I know of.
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  18. duanew1

    duanew1 In my Pajama pants

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    I hope that these units have good turn by turn capability. I cannot find a handheld GPS for sale that has good turn by turn capability. I have heard that the Garmin handhelds will beep at you to remind you about a turn. This is one of the reasons that I have not bought one.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p>
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    Right now I have 2 Lowrance Iway 100M gps’s. These have started to become very unreliable by loosing satellites. The reason that I like this gps is that I can use it on my motorcycle and car alike. I don’t get the spoken turn by turn on the motorcycle but I really want it in the car. I also like the handhelds because they usually have the ability to use AA batteries. Does anybody know of any good handhelds that have spoken turn by turn capability?<o:p></o:p>
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    </td></tr></tbody></table>Thank you for your inquiry,

    These units are set to begin shipping in June of this year. The only information that has been released is that information that is on our website.

    Lowrance Customer Service


    I emailed Lowrance last week inquiring about the release of the new Units. The replay I pasted above.
    So its been bumped a month to sometime in June. I couldn't get them to feed us anymore information than whats on the web though.


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  20. duanew1

    duanew1 In my Pajama pants

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    I heard that they are out. Someone buy one and tell me about it. Specifically I want to know about the turn by turn features of the Sierra or Safari. I want a handheld GPS with great spoken turn by turn.
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